Managing Director.

Last Updated: 27th May 2018 (over 4 years ago)

United Kingdom


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Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level
Other Post Graduate



A highly accomplished, commercially adept and strategically focused Managing Director with extensive Company and port management and Marine / Technical experience in consultancy and the Offshore Oil and Gas industry within international waters across all ranks, including Chief Officer and Rig Move Master operating on anchor handling and towing vessels.
Written the company international safety management system and secured the interim and full-term Document of compliance to meet the legal requirement under the ISM code

A leader of teams, able to establish credentials quickly across internal and external stakeholders and renowned for adopting a dynamic, business development focused management style. Uniquely adept operating within environments requiring a high hand on leadership approach, an astute technical competency and a safety management expertise demonstrated through a track record of success across multiple expatriate assignments worldwide.


Business Administration in Business Management

   Apr 2007
— May 2010

Doctorate Business Management in Business Administration-Major: Business Management: GPA 3.18

Apollo Lodge 305
Apollo Lodge 305 Master Mason

   Nov 2005
— Current

A member of the Freemasons and former member of St Michaels Chapter

Southampton maritime coastguard safety agency
Chief Mate 11/2 Unlimited Area-Unlimited Deck Syllabus B Oral exam

   Apr 2000
— Apr 2000

Revalidated certificate of competency as deck officer from STCW78 To STCW95

Northwest Kent collage
Deck Officer class 4-STCW78

   Apr 1998
— Jul 1998

Chief Mate on ships of over 3,000 gt (STCW78) Master 3000 grt, Unlimited area


Haven marine ship management
Managing Director

   Nov 2012
— May 2016

Ship Management Consultancy providing stringent quality management focused, innovative and profitable ship management solutions for clients and joint venture partnerships across the globe –Global Audits and company inspections for our clients with excellent customer feedback

Multi-Award winning Ship Management Company operating worldwide with a clear objective to develop and deliver world-class innovative and profitable ship management solutions for customers across all sectors of the global marine shipping industry. Full leadership responsibility for its financial, Operational and Technical performance, including all transition turnaround and problem-solving activity, and the design, development and execution of the business development strategy to drive and accelerate company growth. Reporting directly to the board with a wide-ranging remit across a team of 6 FTEs tasked with handling accounting, marine consulting, sales, marketing, compliance issues, advertising, and financial reporting activities.

Key Achievements:
• Spearheaded the strategic initiative to successfully secure the Environmental Standard ISO 14001:2004 & the Quality Standard ISO 9001:2008 and BS OHSAS Combined certification 18001:2007
• Winner of the New Business of the year award 2013
• Winner of the Exporter/International Trade Award 2014
• Winner of the Global Excellence award 2014
• Recognised as a Future50 company identified as a beacon of innovation indicating potential for high growth
• Conducted a comprehensive Global Marine STS Assurance audit programme, resulting in excellent feedback from global clients and oil majors.
• Working with FCM, Classification society and the MCA! Conducted Inspections & Audits to eliminate an MCA detention placed on the company owned vessel. Assignment completed on time and on budget

Beltship/African Mineral
Country contracts manager

   Jul 2011
— Oct 2012

Working closely with AML, STS team & Beltships management, classification societies and subcontractors to ensure maximum operational efficiency of contracts for the transport of iron ore from inshore by Beltships and tugs to the offshore export vessels through extremely challenging inland water ways. Additionally, responsible for the training of Masters, Officers and crew and the setting up of Operational Procedures for the transit passage, loading, discharge and other safety issues inherent to the operation.

Key Achievements:
• Successfully established operations, procedures and standards to ensure delivery of Iron Ore transhipments offshore at 550,000 MT monthly through the introduction of a strategy to enable vessels to operate non-stop with constant replenishment of fresh water supplies.

Japaul oil and maritime
Interim General Manager

   Mar 2011
— Jul 2011

A maritime broker, established in 2009, operating with 55 river marine craft in its fleet and 16 vessels

Operational management of the fleet management activities with full responsibility within the offshore and Subsea division for maximum fleet optimization & best practice operational delivery to clients and all associated stakeholders. Across 25 vessels, two 300-man accommodation barges and a single LNG tanker.

Key Achievements:
• Reported directly to the Executive Director and led all elements of the operation including technical operations, administration & logistics, and management of the marine fleet operations.
• Assumed the lead on the management of the marine strategic business expansion and associated acquisition of marine fleet, client services, crew management, technical, maintenance and commercial contract management to provide a 90% availability of vessels and equipment.

Falkland island government-FIPASS
UTM Survey project manager

   Feb 2011
— Mar 2011

Government funded project to carry out surveys of the Falklands islands port and interim storage system (FIPASS) a selection of 3 x 100-meter storage barges moored end on in two lanes making 6 barges in total, with a smaller 7th barge forming the roll on roll off facility, the 6 main barges act as a storage depot facility for FIPASS

Scope of works under the project, was to carry out Ultrasonic thickness measurement (UTM) to establish the steel condition of the seven barges for continued service, completing with a comprehensive report outlining a precise list of activities and UTM measurements concluding with a final report outlining the condition of the steel works, and project expenditure.
The project was completed on budget and on time to the satisfactory of the client within the Falkland Islands

Svitzer Towage-AP Mollar Mearsk
Company & Port General manager

   May 2006
— Jan 2011

Leadership of all operational, financial and business development activity with a primary accountability for the generation of additional revenue streams through the consistent delivery of new contracts. Operationally responsible for all activities related to the operation of 10 vessels within the offshore Renewable Energy, Towage, Dredging and Sea Defense markets with additional focus on assisting in the Offshore Renewable Energy market on wind farm projects. Direct management of 54 operational employees with full P&L responsibility including budgeting, forecasting, targeting, strategy and ensuring compliance with all statutory regulations and policies.

Key Achievements:
• Championed a business turnaround strategy to restructure a failing organization with significant annual debt and return this loss-making division back to a profit of £3.5M annually

Swire Pacific Offshore Singapore
Chief Officer and ship security officer

   Mar 2002
— Apr 2006

Chief Officer responsible for the onboard management of an AHT vessel running suit case anchors, Towing and positioning offshore subsea and construction Barges for the offshore installation construction industry, also Semi-Submersible and Jack up Rig Moviing, Other scopes of work involved deputizing for the captain, Subsea pipe lay and recovery-Accountable for supporting a wide range of offshore activities, including drilling, production, exploration, pipe-lay, subsea construction and FPSO operations. Operate as 2nd in command with responsibility for running the anchors & assisting in barge and vessel positioning as required by the contractual commitments with additional ownership of all activity related to onboard management, deck loading plan, vessel stability criteria and the daily preparation of the reporting procedures and documentation.

Key Achievements:
• Second in Command, Deputizing for the Captain in his or Her Absence.
• Back to back with the Captain Positioning Pipe-lay and offshore construction barges throughout middle east and Asia to support the build of offshore gas installations (HLS 2000), Rig Moving & Supply
• Designated Ship Security Officer (SSO) to meet legal requirements under the ISPS Code, Developing & Managing the continuous on-board training exercisers to ensure that the company policies, procedures and management systems are fully understood & complied with always by Crew passengers and client representatives
• Compiling comprehensive monthly reports as required by company and clients also other 3rd parties covering detailed Technical information, Fuel, water and Bulk Discharge & Loading, Planned Maintenance activities (ISM code) Engine and Auxiliary’s Running Hours

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